| Home | E-Submission | Sitemap | Contact Us |  
Childhood Kidney Diseases 2015;0(0): 0
Two pediatric patients with herbal medicine-induced nephrotic syndrome
Received: July 27, 2015;  Accepted: September 11, 2015.
Share :  
Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is a common chronic disease in children; in 90 percent of cases, the condition is primary (idiopathic). Toxic nephropathy can be induced by herbal medicines, and is mainly manifested as tubulointerstitial nephritis and rarely, as glomerulopathy. Here in, we describe two cases of steroid-sensitive NS, which developed after the patients received herbal medicines. A 5-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl were separately admitted within a short time period with acute onset of generalized edema, proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hypercholesterolemia. Each patient had previously taken herbal medicine, which had been prescribed by different oriental medical clinics for different conditions. The patients were diagnosed with herbal medicine-induced NS and were treated empirically by a standard steroid therapy, with subsequent resolution of their NS. One patient relapsed, but her NS again responded to steroid therapy. We described two unusual cases of prototypical pediatric, steroid-sensitive NS, which was presumed to be minimal-change disease that developed after the administration of herbal medicines. We also reviewed the literature.
Key words: Herbal medicine; Nephrotic syndrome; Pediatrics
PDF Links  PDF Links
Full text via DOI  Full text via DOI
Download Citation  Download Citation
Supplement  Supplement
Two Pediatric Patients with Herbal Medicine-Induced Nephrotic Syndrome  2015 October;19(2)
Editorial Office
240, Gimpohangang 1-ro, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, 10078, Republic of Korea
TEL : +82-31-981-2764   FAX : +82-31-981-2765   E-mail : chikd.editor@gmail.com or ckdeditor@kspn.org

Copyright© Korean Society of Pediatric Nephrology.                 Developed in M2PI
About |  Browse Articles |  Current Issue |  For Authors and Reviewers